Cane Toads: The Conquest

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The first 3D film shot in Australia, Cane Toads The Conquest is director Mark Lewis' sequel of sorts to his 1987 cult classic Cane Toads: An Unnatural History, which broke the nature film mold wide open - not only due to its irreverent attitude, but because, unlike most popular documentaries about animals, it was not about a cuddly, endangered species. On the contrary, it was about a feared, reviled, some would even go so far as to say ugly, swamp-dweller run amok. This time around, Lewis takes a giant leap forward as he revs up the technology, giving us, as he puts it 'Avatoad' (in homage to a famous 3D milestone) to once again track the unstoppable march of the cane toad across the Australian continent, now occupying nearly a third of the country, and continuing to spread and evolve into a bigger, faster, even more robust creature. -- (C) Rialto


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  • The namesake of the wacky, yet substantial documentary "Cane Toads: The Conquest" is not a creature to be taken lightly, even if the film (and the audience) has plenty of fun at his expense.

    Sep 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's director Mark Lewis's focus on this war's heroes that give his chirpy doc its bounce.

    Sep 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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  • Debate if you must, but Cane Toads: The Conquest just might be one of the best feature-length wildlife documentaries ever made; it's certainly one of the most entertaining - and one that easily holds up to a second screening.

    Jun 16, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Impressively directed, beautifully shot and quirkily irreverent, this is an entertaining, frequently fascinating documentary that manages to be both chilling and laugh-out-loud funny while delivering a serious ecological message.

    Oct 1, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Honestly, you couldn't make it up.

    Sep 30, 2011
  • The film is horrible, true (more or less) and often funny - dogs apparently get "highs" from licking the toads' backs - even if the subject no longer has quite its first, feral freshness.

    Sep 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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